Catering is a growing business for a number of foodservice operators. But with competition from outside companies getting stiffer, operators need to make sure their events are memorable enough to generate new business. This month, we offer five tips for d
Almost all respondents to our fourth Environmental Study (92%) have implemented some kind of environmentally friendly program. Converting used cooking oil to biofuel saw the largest jump in practice...
In a very short time Nicole Lovely, assistant cafeteria manager II at the University of Georgia, in Athens, established herself as the Oglethore Dining Commons manager’s right-hand person, says J. Michael Floyd, associate vice president for auxiliar
Emily LaStarza, R.D., Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager for Morrison at White Horse Village in Newtown Square, Pa., is a person who is meticulous, detail-oriented and a stickler for doing things the right way because she understands that the benefit wil
Our R.D.s conduct Healthy Choices Food Tours in our Bistro to assist our staff, family members and visitors in making informed food choices. The talks are tailored to our food stations; however, the...
To help our new students quickly understand how and where they can use their meal plan, we installed counter stickers indicating ways to pay, meal periods and meal equivalencies. I always print extra...
Lisa Poggas, R.D., nutrition and environmental services director at Parker Adventist Hospital in Colorado, cherishes her Jaguar convertible, loves good cheese and wishes she were more artistically inclined.
We launched an Herban Veggie Garden on our patio connected to our cafeteria in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. We have about 15 planters of herbs and vegetables that we are able to harvest and use during our peak times. This initiative went along with our other sustainable efforts and will give our chefs great organic ingredients year-round. 09/22/2014
Speed of service, variety, food quality and efficiency are all crucial in any successful foodservice operation. Needless to say, equipment can make or break you. Fortunately, innovative new equipment is coming to market to give you quality and flexibility you never thought possible.
Category Management principles can help you understand your customers better, determine which products and brands appeal to them most and merchandise them the best way. Today, more than ever, you need to put the right products in your customers’ hands.
Consumers today are getting smart about their health, and your patrons expect to see healthy choices alongside the not-so-healthy ones. As they wise-up, it’s important for you—and for your business—to stay abreast of the latest trends to keep them satisfied and coming back for more.